Monday, March 29, 2010

rain, new tractor - John Deere 2320

I'm miss you all... but it's been busy.  One horse out (good), one horse in (great!) and a new tractor.  We can get twice a much done now with me on one tractor and husband on the other... and the more we get done, the closer we are to one day... doing other things other than getting the property the best it can be.  We have a lot of projects going on, and neighbor drama, and horse antics, so we're not worried about being too boring at least.

But... sometimes the weather gets in the way... like... every three days.
Hmmm.... we empty the rain gauge regularly, since it only goes up to 6 inches.  But now the rain gauge is SITTING in water.  It's just a lot of rain that we are getting.  As long as we don't float away, it will all be fine.  Unfortunately, about 75 lbs. of grass seed that we just meticuliously planted probably has, but I"m sure someone, somewhere downstream will enjoy it.

The new tractor.  It's a John Deere 2320. 
About one minute after I took this photo, the delivery guy carefully unloaded it off his truck...
Then ran the ROPS (roll over protection) into the garage frame and door. 
The ROPS folds over... too bad be are about an inch short.  Well, at least we know now. 

So, what do you do with a brand new tractor?  Well, it was raining, big surprise, so we go to the one thing that always needs to be done... move manure!

Jeremy (that's Mr. Java's Mom's real name) takes the tractor up to the barn right away for some work!  Don't worry, I opened the gate for him:

Clean, shiny bucket (except for the delivery writing on the bottom that the dealer apparently was too bust to wipe off... that's OK, we'll get to that, or wear it off in about two more days:  

Clean, spanking brand new bucket:

Manure in.  Welcome to the family 2320!

As you can see in the background, Jim-bo's house is up.  He's getting ready to move in.  Suburbia found us.  Darn.  :)